plural -s
: a copolymer formed from two dissimilar molecules (as two olefins)
specifically, in petroleum refining : the mixture of hydrocarbons formed by the copolymerization of the butylenes which on hydrogenation yields a mixture of octanes used as a blending agent in aviation gasoline

Word History


co- + dimer

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“Codimer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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